Hello and welcome back! In my last post, I promised I would finally finish writing this post and publish it since I made the cards over two weeks ago.
I used Gina K’s “Sunshine & Love” Kit and her newly released background stamps. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her new background stamps, so you will see me play with them a bit and incorporate them into all the cards. Since summer is upon us, you will notice that some of these cards are made with beautiful summer colors. There are a lot of cards, so bare with me as this blog post may be a bit long. I hope you enjoy these cards and find some inspiration here.
Supplies used to make these cards:
- Gina K Inks: Blue Lagoon, Moonlit Fog, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango, Coral Reef, Wild Lilac, Grass Green and Jelly Bean Green
- Copic Markers: Y17, YR04, YR07, B00, B02, B05, YG67 and YG23.
- Sunshine & Love Stamp Kit by Gina K
- Petite Flourish Background Stamp by Gina K
- Gauze Background Stamp by Gina K
- Rose Lace Background Stamp by Gina K
- Diagonal Background Stamp by Gina K
- Scripty Saying 1 by Gina K
- Rose Gold Embossing Powder by Gina K
- White Embossing Powder by Gina K
- Black Embossing Powder by Hero Arts
- Clear Embossing Powder by Ranger
- Raspberry Tinsel Embossing Powder by Recollections
- VersaMark Ink and Embossing Magic
- White, Purple, Gray, Sweet Mango and Blue Lagoon card stock
- Liquid Pearls by Ranger (Color: White Opal)
- Halftone Circles Stamp Set by AlteNew
- Many Thanks stamp set by Art-C
- Thanks Stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.
Preparation for all cards:
For the first card I just stamped a few of the flowers from the “Sunshine & Love” Kit by Gina K with a copic friendly black ink. After coloring the images, I die cut them with the die cuts provided in the kit. For the coloring I used Y17, YR04, YR07, B00, B02, B05, YG67 and YG23.
Setting the colored flowers aside, I started prepping my backgrounds. Gina came out with some gorgeous background stamps. There are a total of four backgrounds and they are all very unique and beautiful. I picked a couple of colors of card stock cut them to 4.25″ x 5.5″, stamped them with VersaMark and heat embossed them. These came out beautifully because of the beautiful patterns. Each picture describes which embossing powder I used. Here are a few of them:
Now that we’ve prepared our images and backgrounds, we are ready to assemble the cards.
For the first card, I cut two 1″ strips from the purple background and used the splatter background stamp from the Sunshine & Love kit to enhance the interest behind the flowers. After aligning my flowers and purple background strips on the card where I wanted them, I stamped the splatter with Gina K’s Blue Lagoon ink behind the flowers. Then I assembled the card with adhesive tape and foam squares (on the flowers). I embossed the “thank you” sentiment from the Sunshine & Love kit with black embossing powder.
For this card, I decided to use the Blue Lagoon Card Stock for my card base. For the corner background piece, I used a piece of the Sweet Mango card stock (Gina K) stamped using the Gauze background stamp (Gina K) with Coral Reef Ink (Gina K). After cutting a corner of the background and aligning my flowers (that I previously prepared), I used the “thank you” sentiment from the “Sunshine & Love” kit again (embossed with white embossing powder). Then I assembled the card again with adhesive tape and foam squares (for the flowers) and added the liquid pearls.
Card #3, 4 & 5
These three cards were inspired by the jungle. I used the big leave bundle from the Sunshine & Love Stamp set and stamped the leaves going off the card stock with Jelly Bean Green Ink by Gina K. Thank I added my sentiments with black embossing powder in the middle. I stamped about half of the card with the greens then made sure I would make enough space for my sentiment before continuing.
For the third card, I used the vine leave branches from the Kit to stamp entering the card stock. After adding my sentiment with black embossing powder, I added the flowers with foam squares on all three cards.
Card #6 – 15
For all the remaining cards, I decided to stamp a lot of the layered flowers and leaves from the “Sunshine & Love” kit and die cut them. I used the Wild Dandelion Ink for the base color of the flower. Then I stamped the Sweet Mango for the flower petals and Grass Green for the middle of the flower. The leaves were stamped with the Jelly Bean Green Ink.
After completing this process, I used 4.25″ x 5.5″ white card stock and my largest rectangular dies to cut a few unusual corners for my cards.
After cutting enough pieces to complete my cards and stamping the edges with various sentiments, the only steps now were to assemble my cards. The details for each card is in the description of the picture.
Whew! If you are still reading, I want to thank you for sticking with me throughout this long post. I will share a few cards soon again, so if you haven’t subscribed yet, please do so. Wishing you a wonderful and crafty weekend!